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My Home Country Of Myanmar Essay

I originally came from South East Asian country called ‘Myanmar’. Myanmar is basically made up of eight different ethnic groups. The word ‘Myanmar’ represents all the ethnic groups living in the country. Each group has their own state, flag, culture, tradition, gesture, language, heritage, and morality. The ethnic groups are called Kachin, Kayah, Karen, Chin, Bamar, Mon, Rakhine, and Shan. There is also Chinese and Indian folks living in the country. Bamar has the authority over the other groups since the end of the second world war. However, the other ethnic groups has their own leaders, representatives, and armed force. But they are all come together and united as a one nation.
The capital city is Naypyidaw. The largest and former capital city is Rangoon. Other notable cities are Mandalay, Mrauk U (Rakhine State), and Pagan. These are historical and ancient cities across the country. The official language is Burmese and other recognized languages spoken by the other ethnic groups. The main religion is Theravada Buddhism. Other ethnic groups practice Christianity. Other minority groups practice Hinduism, Islam, Animism, and others. Similar to United States, Myanmar has its own diversity. However, there is discrimination, and classism exists. The country is largely made up of rain forest, rivers, lakes, costal region, mountain region, and full of natural resources. Myanmar is bordered by China, Thailand, India, Laos and Bangladesh. The population is 60 million people that included the recognized ethnic groups and other minorities group. The country is 261,227 square miles and world’s 40th largest and second largest country in South East Asia. Myanmar economy is largely based on the agricultural producing of rice, vegetables, and natural resources. The climate is basically warm and moist. When raining season comes, there is flood and tropical storms. Even with the rich natural resources, Myanmar was a third world and one of the poorest nations in Southeast Asia.
Early civilization began when Tibeto-Burman speaking ‘Pyu’ people moved to Upper Burma and the Mon people in Lower Burma. In the 9th century, the Bamans people of the Kingdom of Nanzhao entered the upper Irrawaddy river valley and the installation of the Pagan Empire in the 1050s. The Burmese language and culture steadily became ascendant in colonized territories. During this period, Theravada Buddhism progressively became the main religion of the country. The Rakhine people claim to be one of the first groups to become followers of the Buddha in Southeast Asia. Historically, Gautama Buddha, the founder of the Buddhism happened to travel from India to Rakhine state to teach the Buddism. The other follower of Buddhism are Bamar, Shan and Mon. In 1277, Pagan Empire fell due to the Mongol invasions and the ancient city left in ruins. After fall of Pagan Empire, various warring states emerged. In the mid of the 16th century, the rebelling states were reunified by the Taungoo Dynasty. The...

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There is no one in the world who does not love his, or her motherland. Even birds adore their nests. Being humans, we all treasure our countries. Additionally, all want to serve for their countries in each role.

Like everyone, I am dare of my country. The name of my country is the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, commonly shortened to Myanmar. It lies between latitudes 9° and 102° East. Myanmar is an independent and member nation of ASEAN Community. It is bordered by Bangladesh, India, China, Laos and Thailand. It has about 1200 miles of contiguous coastline along the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea. Myanmar is the world’s 40th largest country with total area of 262000 square miles. It is also a populated country as its population is over 51 millions. Myanmar is situated in Dry Zone. But, it has fine climate all year. It is not too hot in summer, and too cold in the winter. It is colder in the north part than in the south part. And, the central part is fairly dry. In the north part of the country, many mountains form the border with China. Khakaborazi, located in Kachin State, at an elevation of 19295 feet, is the highest point in Myanmar, as well as, in Southeast Asia. Furthermore, there are many mountain ranges, such as the Rakhine Yoma, the Bago Yoma and the Shan Hills.

Most of them run north-to-south. There are also many rivers. Among them, it is Ayeyarwaddy River that is the longest river in Myanmar. Moreover, forests, including dense tropical grownth and valuable teak in lower Myanmar, cover over 49% of the country. So it is also a major business of exporting the timber, and wood products. Myanmar is divided into seven states and seven regions. About 135 different ethnic groups live in those states and regions in unity and peace. Most of its people are Bamars and they are Buddhists and some are other religions, Christians, Hindus and Islam. People live in the country side are more than in the city. Myanmar is an agricultural country. The major product is rice, which is most grown. We also grow other crops like sesame, beans, cotton and corn. They are mostly grown in the Ayeyarwaddy Delta, where abounds in good farming land. The fissure is also an important business and it exports fishes, prawns and other marine foods. In addition, Myanmar is rich in natural resources.

And it produces many expensive stones and gems such as ruby, sapphire, pearl, jade and so on. Besides, marbles, topazes and amethysts of Myanmar are well-qualified so they profit foreign earnings. Nay Pyi Taw is the capital city of Myanmar. Yangon is the commercial city, the last capital and also the gateway to Myanmar. Mandalay and Bagan are the ancient city of Myanmar Kings. There are twelve months in Myanmar calendar and each month has own seasonal and cultural festivals. So, Myanmar is termed as ”The Land of Festivals”. Those festivals show not only the beauty of Myanmar traditional customs but also the faiths and the innocence of Myanmar people. Myanmar is full of attractive and interesting places the whole country. Shwe Dagon Pagoda, Maha Muni Pagoda, Kyaik Htee Yoe Pagoda and Uppatathanti Pagoda are the most prominent and magnificent pagodas in Myanmar. Among them, Kyaik Htee Yoe Pagoda’s sceneries can offer the viewers unforgettable memories.

In Bagan, there are many historic pagodas in which the architectures are very wonderful. Bagan is also a major tourists’ attraction, and the treasure house of the Asia. Besides, Mandalay is famous for its culture and handicrafts of Myanmar traditional. Mt. Popa, an extinct volcano, is also a unique place for those who would like to enjoy half a day hiking and trekking the mountain. Inle Lake, one of the main tourist attractions, is also famous for its leg-rowers, as well as, its floating villages, islands where a variety of vegetables are grown, and the floating markets where regional products are sold. The long, sandy and unspoilt beach resorts where one can study marine life and eat the fresh and delicious sea foods are also famous. Of them all, Chaungthar is the most popular beach. But, no other beach in Myanmar is as beautiful as Ngapali.

In my opinion, there is no country in the world is as beautiful as Myanmar. The hospitality of its people is a proof that Myanmar people are helpful to the others. So, I adore my country and I am very proud of being a citizen of Myanmar.


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